Whitley, W. T. A History of British Baptists. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1923.
Maroon publisher's cloth, gilt titles to spine, light edge-wear, 6 x 8 1/2 inches, lacks the ffep (begins at half-title). Former owner's signature, marginal notes on the tp and elsewhere, some extensive. Occasional underlining. Probably 95% of the book is unmarked. Typed sheet laid in of a student's assignment regarding the book. Good. Hardcover. 
William Thomas Whitley (1861-1947), English Baptist pastor, scholar, and historian.
This work is "based on his Angus Lectures given at Regent's Park College [in 1922]. This standard denominational history, replacing for the earlier period Evan's two-volume work written as long ago as 1864, had considerable strengths. It certainly filled in the religious, social and economic background to Baptist development - if anything, the writer was sometimes led into unhelpful digressions. Again the word 'British' in the title should be emphasized: it was not purely English (as was Dr. Underwood's 1947 volume) and paid much attention to growth in the colonies, in the USA and, above all, on the mission field. Baptist Bible translators and Baptist missionary progress formed the concluding section of the book. It was sound too on periodicals and hymnody and on the Baptists' contribution to national politics and culture." -Ian Sellers, W. T. Whitley, A Commemorative Essay in The Baptist Quarterly, London.